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Peruvian Poultry Producer Imports U.S. DDGS For The First Time

For the last 10 years, no poultry producer in Peru has imported or used U.S. DDGS. The U.S. Grains Council USGC) believes that the Peruvian poultry sector – the largest feed sector in the country – could use 100,000 metric tons of DDGS per year once with a full understanding of the product. With this in mind, the Council has been promoting the use of U.S. DDGS to the poultry sector, including by demonstrating how other countries are using the product and benefiting from it.

One of the top four poultry companies in the nation produces around 14,000 metric tons of feed per month (168,000 metric tons/year), with 90 percent used for poultry and the remaining for swine. The Council identified the company as a potential importer and began a series of marketing and technical follow-up programs with their staff to highlight the potential economic benefits of using DDGS.

In April 2017, purchasing staff expressed interest in importing DDGS and asked for technical assistance from the Council before doing so. The Council provided technical assistance for both, emphasizing use of DDGS in both poultry and swine diets. For swine, the Council hired a nutritionist to participate in the Ibearoamerican Swine Conference in Lima in July and to meet with the company’s nutritionist for private consultations. In August, purchasing and nutrition staff were invited to attend the Regional Nutrition Conference, again in Lima, to learn about DDGS usage in poultry diets.

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